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Russian Firm To Sell Iran S-300 Missile System Once Contract Agreed

Russian state arms producer Almaz-Antei said on June 2 that it would supply Iran with the advanced S-300 missile-defense system once a commercial agreement is reached.

It said the Russian authorities had removed all restrictions on deliveries.

Moscow scrapped a deal to sell S-300 systems to Iran in 2010 under pressure from the West but President Vladimir Putin signed a decree in April ending the self-imposed ban.

The Russian move has been strongly criticized by the United States and Israel.

On May 25, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said delivery of the S-300 missile systems should take place soon.

Based on reporting by Interfax and Reuters